Building a Great Blog

4 Important Tips for Building Great Blogs

Unless you’re talking about a specifically personal blog, most of the blogs you read are written with a motive other than providing you with information. The very best ones manage to provide you with something interesting to read, information that you can actually use and, at the same time, advertise something that the author wants you to buy. If you’re interested in using your blog as a way to sell items, consider the following tips to make your effort more successful.

4 Important Tips for Building Great Blogs

1. It Has to Be Good

Google and the other search engines in the world thrive or fail based on providing relevant links to the people who use them. If people are constantly getting sent to sites that are nothing but marketing, the search engine providing those links will not last long.

In order to end up with good search engine placement, you have to provide something interesting to your readers. It also has to be well written, grammatically correct and not plagiarized. The bottom line is that you need a good blog, whether you’re advertising something with it or not. If it’s boring marketing material, people aren’t going to be interested in it and search engines are not going to rank it highly.

2. Update Frequently

Google tends to prefer websites that are updated on a regular basis. This means that you have to have content added to your blog fairly frequently. Ideally, you should be adding content at least once a week. Some very active blogs add content several times per day. Once you abandon a blog, however, it’s not going to show up in the search engines for long.

One solution to making certain that your blog is updated on a regular basis is using the automatic update features in WordPress. This allows you to add as many posts as you like and to schedule them to publish at regular intervals, automating the entire process.

3. Keywords

Keywords – more specifically, including keywords – is an area where many novice webmasters have a lot of trouble. The problem is easy enough to understand. The search engines do not want to index content that is nothing but keyword-stuffed nonsense. This was actually a big problem when the Internet first started becoming a popular commercial medium.

On the other hand, the search engines need to know what a given site is about and they use keywords to determine that. Using keywords intelligently and ethically can help you to get indexed.

Most of the time, search engine optimization experts will recommend using keywords approximately 1 percent of the time throughout a given post. This would mean, for example, that if you were blogging to get your site noticed for the keyword “bike tires“, you would try to include the words “bike tires” once every 100 words. This is actually not terribly difficult to do and you can write an intelligent, worthwhile article keeping with this frequency.

It’s okay to go over that frequency limit, provided that you’re actually writing something that’s relevant to the keyword and that it naturally flows into the text. If you start to force it, however, it becomes obvious and the search engines will ignore you.

4. Comments

Allowing people to comment on your blog posts is a great way to encourage repeat visitors to your site. It’s also a fun way to make your blog more interesting, whether or not it’s particularly useful for search engine optimization.

One of the hardest things to achieve with search engine optimization is getting linked to by other sites. Having an interesting site with a lot of community involvement is one of the easiest ways to get people to link to your site, allowing you to overcome this hurdle. Most WordPress Themes have threaded comments built into them.

 
THE DISCUSSION
Ben
Great points. I wish I'd known how important keywords were when I'd started out in the blogging game!!!
Hi Ben, many of us regret that didn't take into consideration keywords when starting a blog or a website. But it is never late to learn new things about optimizing and improvement.
Crystal
Hey Olga, It seams like the best way to make money online blogging is to teach others how to make money in one way form or another. Looks like your on the right track. Many have gotten rich teaching others.
I would have to agree. The hardest thing for me is to stay current on my blog. With everything going on it is the first thing that gets pushed aside. Keeping my blog updated at least 4 times a month is important.
Hello Neha, You can take advantage of this tips and use them efficiently for your blog. Thank you guys for appreciation.
Hello Dear i am totally agree with your post your all tips are important for ll blogger and i will try updated at least once a week thanks for the give me Thanks & Regards Soniya
Hey Ionel, Your website design is awesome and your articles are also of great quality but here I want to say something that you must be active. As it is the symbol of Great Blog :) Please be active and share your informative articles so that the world including me can learn many things from your blog. And also check that your commentluv plugin is not working properly. Thanks, nice tips BTW.
Very useful tips.. The blog should update regularly..it will help to increase the readers count..then automatically you can get more traffic to your site..thanks for sharing an useful tips..
All great points and very true. I think the most important parts are updating the blog frequently and allowing commenting. Allowing commenting brings in a community and relationships, which in turn you can add to other peoples websites with. Regards, Simon Duck
Really! I impressed with this post. This is very great way to make money online of your blog.Many of us regret that didn't take into consideration keywords when starting a blog or a website. This is amazing Post. Well Thanks for sharing this information.
Thanks for sharing awesome tips. I think the most important parts of blogging are updating the blog frequently and allowing commenting. keyword selection is also important to get the generic traffic on the blog. I appreciate this post!!
Thank you for appreciation. I also consider that writing some cool stuff, using the right keywords could increase virality to your site a lot. So, benefit of these tips and drive traffic to your blogs
Great Post! Among these tips the principal one is best keyword. Only choosing best keyword matters to drive huge traffic to the site. And allowing the visitors to comment allows them to interact with the author. Thanks for sharing.
Every blogger actually thinks his or her blog is good. The reader is the judge and indeed there is no doubt that this blog is good. These are truly some great information.
Really! I impressed with this post. This is very great way to make money online of your blog.Many of us regret that didn't take into consideration keywords when starting a blog or a website. This is amazing Post. Well Thanks for sharing this information.
Thank you Olga its an interesting challenge between writing great content& brevity-+keyword rich posts, do keywords actually give you an indication of what your intended audience finds interesting?
Hi, I try to use keywords in my posts, but I don't overuse them, because I intent to give real value to readers, not only to search engines.
thanks for sharing these tips.....can you please tell me how to increase comments on my site?
Hi, I think the best way to increase comments on your site is to ask your readers what they want to read on your blog. Just organize some quizzes and let them suggest what topic to write about.
Hi, I am totally agree with your post your all tips are important for all bloggers and that are truly great post. Thanks for the sharing
Hii Olga Ionel Can you tell me how to get more comment in any niche blog because i have gud visitors but not getting any comment in my blog. Your all tips amazing. Thnx
Ravi Singh
@Shailesh, You should promote you blog on the Twitter, Google +,Facebook, LInkedIn and other social media sites. Content is most important but also promote this blog content on the other site. it is beneficial to you, I think. Thanks Olga for sharing nice tips.
Unique content and promoting it on the social media sites for getting more and more traffic to your site and get the benefits. keyword density play a big role to in optimizing a blog. it should be 2-3% of the page content and keyword rich posts, do keywords actually give you an indication of what your intended audience finds interesting?

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